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Posted: 5:10 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2012

Beat The Buzzer Rules

HOT 101-5 “BEAT THE BUZZER” CONTEST -- OFFICIAL RULES – October 2013


1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

2. Eligibility. Subject to the additional restrictions below, The " BEAT THE BUZZER” Contest (the "Contest") is open to Tampa Bay Area residents in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, Polk, Manatee, and Sarasota counties who are 18 years or older at the time of entry. Employees of Cox Media Group d/b/a Hot 101.5 ("Sponsor"), any Contest co-sponsor and any radio or television station, and each of their respective parent, affiliate, and subsidiary companies, and advertising or promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with, such employees, are not eligible. For purposes of this Contest, "immediate family members" includes an employee's spouse, parents, grandparents, siblings, children, and grandchildren. The use of automatic telephone dialing equipment or other software or computer-assisted dialing equipment to enter this Contest is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Limit one (1) prize per person. One winner per household/address per 30 days.

3. How to Enter. The Contest will begin on September 30, 2013 and end on October 25, 2013 (the "Contest Period") or when a total of $25,000 in prizes has been awarded. Contestants will compete for a chance to win a cash prize up at the specified times during the Contest Period. To enter, tune in to Hot 101.5  ("WPOI 101.5") weekdays at 8am, 12pm, 3pm, and 5pm during the Contest Period and listen for the “Beat The Buzzer" contest. Be caller 10th caller on the Sponsor’s Contest Line at Toll Free Request Line (877) 999-1015; Pinellas Request Line (727) 585-1015; or Hillsborough Request Line (813) 985-1015 to play. The DJ aka On Air Personality will play prerecorded amounts of money for contestant. If the contestant says “STOP” before the buzzer sounds he or she will win a prize in the amount last read. If the buzzer sounds before the contestant says “STOP”, he or she will win nothing. Subject to confirmation of your eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. Sponsor will not be responsible for loss of service to any Contest telephone line or for a contestant's failure to reach any Contest line due to malfunction of any network or system, congestion, overload, busy signals, or any other factor that may prevent an individual from completing his/her phone call.

4. Prizes and Odds. Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, each Prize Winner will receive a cash prize awarded in the form of a check. A maximum of $25,000 in cash prizes will be offered during the Contest Period. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible contestants who call in to participate in the contest.

5. Winner Notification and Prize Conditions. Cash Prize Winners must complete a winner release and W9 form at the Sponsor’s studios during regular business hours on any weekday between 8:30am-5:30pm at the Sponsor's studios at 11300 4th Street North Suite 300, St Petersburg, FL 33716. Winners must present a valid photo identification and Social Security Number to claim prize. Prize checks will be mailed. Prizes will be awarded within 60 days of completed paperwork. Prizes are non-assignable and nontransferable. No substitutions of prizes by Winners allowed. All prizes and individual components of prize packages are subject to availability and Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater retail value. Winners are solely responsible for payment of any taxes on prizes. Winners may be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility, and a liability and publicity release (except where prohibited by law) as a condition of receiving a Cash Prize. Failure to sign and return the affidavit or release, or to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules, will result in winner's disqualification and the forfeiture of his or her interest in the prize. Winners may waive their right to receive a prize. Prizes that are waived, forfeited or not claimed by Winners for any reason will not be awarded in the Contest and will remain the property of the Sponsor. If any winner is disqualified by Sponsor, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to either select a substitute winner or to retain the applicable prize as Sponsor's property.

6. Publicity Rights. Except where prohibited, participation in this Contest constitutes each contestant's consent to the publication of his or her name, voice, biographical information and likeness in any media for any commercial or promotional purpose, without limitation or further compensation.

7. Decisions of Sponsor. By participating, contestants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Contest as solely determined by Sponsor. In the event the Contest is compromised by tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to amend these Official Rules at any time.

8. Waiver and Release. By participating in the Contest, each participant and winner waives any and all claims of liability against Sponsor and its affiliated companies and all of their respective officers, employees and agents, for any injury, loss, or damage which may arise out of the conduct of, or participation in, the Contest, or from the acceptance, use or misuse of any prize.

9. Taxes. Any valuation of the prizes stated above is based on available information provided to Sponsor and the value of any prize awarded to a Winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. Each winner must provide Sponsor with a copy of his or her valid official photo identification and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded. Any person winning over $600 in prizes from station will receive an IRS form 1099 at the end of the calendar year and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS.

10. Sponsor. The decisions of Sponsor regarding the selection of winners, the interpretation of these Official Rules and all other aspects of the Contest shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Contest. For a list of winners or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self addressed stamped envelope to: “Winners List/Official Rules Hot 101.5” (as applicable), 11300 4th Street North Ste 300, St Petersburg FL 33716  If you have any questions regarding this Sweepstakes, please contact Hot 101.5  promotions 727-579-2235.